Keeping Your Child’s Toothbrush Sanitary
Keeping teeth clean is all about having a good routine and using the right tools. The toothbrush is one of the most important items in defense of your child’s smile. Here are a few ways to keep a toothbrush as clean as possible.
Rinse the Toothbrush After Every Use
After brushing, some toothpaste and debris may remain caught between the bristles. Rinsing the toothbrush after each brushing session can help maximize the life of the toothbrush and ensures that bacteria isn’t growing on the bristles.
One Toothbrush Per Child
If you have more than one kid, teach them the importance of each having their own toothbrush and not using each other’s. Sharing a toothbrush is a quick way to spread the disease around the family since bacteria abounds in the mouth.
Air Dry in an Upright Position
You don’t want to use one of those protectors that close in a toothbrush between uses. While it may seem sanitary, it actually stops the bristles from drying out and allows bacteria to thrive. The best way for a toothbrush to be stored is upright in a medicine cabinet where the bristles can air dry naturally but are not exposed to any material tossed into the air by toilet flushing.
When It’s Time for a New Brush
Every 3 months, you should replace a toothbrush. This ensures the toothbrush head retains its proper shape, the bristles are still solidly attached, and the brush can provide the maximum benefits.
BRSH+FLSS Can Help Keep Your Children on a Good Dental Care Routine
Don’t forget to schedule a professional cleaning at a kids dentist office every 6 months. At BRSH+FLSS we focus on prevention and helping kids to maintain a good routine at home so that visits to the office are a fun time. To schedule an appointment for your children, call 619-741-1500.